Sheffield City Council leaders agree new green and open space strategy

A new 20-year green and open space strategy for Sheffield has been agreed by cabinet members at the city council.

The Sheffield Green and Open Space Strategy sets out a vision for the city's parks over the next 20 years.

The principal aims the strategy over the next 20 years are:

  • A visible improvement in the quality and safety of local green and open spaces, recognisable to residents and resulting in greater participation.
  • Communities participating actively, getting involved in management and decisions on their local spaces.
  • An even greener Sheffield — contributing on a regional scale to managing climate change and conserving biodiversity.
  • Sheffield firmly established as a national centre of excellence for green space management.

Director of parks and countryside Mary Bagley told HW: "We see parks and open spaces as an asset for the city."

The councillors agreed the plan during a cabinet meeting outlining the green strategy.

 

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